When one major league executive, was asked to choose between the current Mets’ roster or the current Yankees’ roster, he told the Daily News:
“You have Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and this feeling that they are building toward something. Over on the other side, there’s no Jeter, Granderson, Teixeira, Youkilis, probably no A-Rod. There’s not anyone to get excited about.”
A major league scout added in the same report: “Harvey and Wheeler give you a reason to watch two out of every five days right there.”
Another scout made it unanimous, “Not much of a choice,” he said. “Mets.”
Meanwhile, this from Matt Harvey:
“Being a building block is something you really don’t think about,” Harvey told The New York Post “I’m in my first full season, so my focus is all on learning as much as I can and improving from start to start. Hopefully I can lead the pitching staff by example, but my thing is to follow what David Wright does.
“I follow David as a leader and as a captain. I pay attention to the way David carries himself on and off the field. He sets an example that I hopefully can learn from.
“But we’re a young staff, a young group of guys, with so much talent and so much ahead of us. We compete with each other and push each other in a positive way, and that definitely helps. I know we’re feeling good about ourselves every time we go onto the field. It’s fun to be a part of.”
Things are heading in the right direction, folks….
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